Centre for Entrepreneurship

Creating opportunities for University students, staff, and recent graduates to develop their enterprise skills and supporting new business ventures with funding and mentoring.

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Path for Potential

Johanna Basford and Mark Beaumont find how entrepreneurs created their own success stories in our new podcast
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Entrepreneurship is about creating impact through innovation, leveraging opportunities, and fostering economic success. As a Centre we provide support for University students, staff, and recent graduates to develop transferable entrepreneurial skills and build their self-reliance and employability through meaningful business activity.

We partner with Elevator, Scotland’s leading private sector organisation that supports entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, and business leaders of the future. This allows us to develop and support Dundee's entrepreneurial and enterprising culture by providing the necessary tools to kick start business journeys. This, in turn, positively impacts on our city's economy and employment, creating a richer future for individuals and organisations.

Our work sees us collaborate with local business experts, who provide training, mentoring, inspirational talks, and competitions with associated prize funding.

If you are interested in taking the next step in your entrepreneurial journey, you can participate in our events or reach out to us to discuss your ideas.

In partnership with Elevator

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Scotland’s leading private sector organisation dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, inventors, disruptors, game changers and business leaders

Elevator website

Enterprise Challenge

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Our 8-week enterprise skills training programme culminates with a skills certificate and your chance to win £1,500. Running each semester.

Learn more about Enterprise Challenge


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Our entrepreneurial Masterclasses offer insights into the careers of successful entrepreneurs ranging from diverse backgrounds to interest every University of Dundee school.

Learn more about Entrepreneurial Masterclasses Book a free ticket to our upcoming Masterclasses

Venture Competition

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Scotland's largest university funding competition for new business ideas. Open to staff, students, and recent graduates of the University of Dundee.

Learn more about the Venture Competition

Entrepreneurship Week

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The University's annual celebration of entrepreneurship. The last full week of February will be packed with engaging workshops, lectures, networking events and the final of the Venture Competition.

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Over the course of each academic year we run various competitions, training, and support programmes to help you on your journey.

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Unit A (Shared with Elevator),
75 Old Hawkhill,
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 5EN


+44 (0)1382 386568

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